Whose House? Our House! If they ever turn the story of the 2018 midterm elections into a movie, the culmination of the film will certainly be January 3, 2019. After the stunning Democratic victory in November — a Blue Wave that resulted in a gain of 40 seats and control of the House — a … Continue reading IEB shows up big time for January 3 Day of Action
We did it! That was the cry — half delight, half relief — that all progressives expressed on Election Day 2018 … when it became clear that the Democrats would retake control of the House of Representatives. But those of us in Indivisible East Bay could have more accurately exclaimed: “We really did it!” That’s … Continue reading We REALLY did it! IEB and the Blue Wave
By Ted Lam, Fiona Woods, and Carl Mason Six hours of driving and six hours of canvassing? Yes! And it was even more fun than we expected. We left Oakland before 5 AM on Saturday October 6, heading south toward Sanger, CA. Bagels, coffee, and great conversation made for a delightful three hour drive. A … Continue reading Canvassing with Very Cool People in Sanger
Summer is ending and it’s time to get serious about flipping Congress. We have a little over two months left to do everything we can to activate voters before the 2018 midterms. But don't freak out, there are things you can do: Those of us who know that Trump and everything he stands for must … Continue reading Phone-bank and canvass like the life of the Republic depends on it!
On August 11, 2018, Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) spoke to an enthusiastic audience at his "How Can I Help? A Campaign Town Hall & Midterm Election Kickoff." The purpose was to get the audience geared up for the upcoming midterms, particularly upcoming House races. To facilitate engagement in these efforts, Rep. Swalwell is opening an … Continue reading Swalwell’s Swell Town Hall
This action will appear in the Indivisible East Bay newsletter on July 26, 2018. Deadline: ASAP and ongoing -- Even without Russian hacking, elections can be compromised if we don't protect the ballots! Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced S.3049, the PAVE Act, to require that all voters have the option to use hand marked paper … Continue reading Protecting American Votes & Elections Act
There were nine candidates on stage and a large engaged audience at the California Assembly District 15 Candidates Forum hosted by the Albany Democratic Club at Albany High on January 29. Although the candidates competed to drop names and out-progressive each other, they appeared for the most part to agree closely on the issues. Even … Continue reading Crowded Slate Vies for State Assembly District 15 Seat
By Ward Kanowsky Did you know there are approximately one million juniors and seniors in California's high schools who may be eligible to vote in the upcoming mid-term elections? Indivisible East Bay's CA-15 (Congressman Eric Swalwell) team has been working with other organizations, most notably the League of Women Voters, on an initiative to increase voter … Continue reading Voting in High School: More Than For Homecoming Queen
There’s a crowded race to fill Tony Thurmond's California State Assembly District 15 seat, which he's leaving to run for state superintendent of public instruction in 2018. Hear the candidates who've already announced, at the Assembly District 15 Candidate Forum, Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 11 AM to 2 PM, Contra Costa College, 2600 Mission Bell Dr., San … Continue reading Assembly District 15 Candidate Forum
As part of IEB’s preparation for the critical 2018 midterms, we want to be sure that everyone who votes will be able to find information on every elected office. This is where you come in. We need to know: who represents you and the place where you live? If you know anything about the local structure of your city or county government, please let us know on our easy to use form.